EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSOfficials Says Putnam Health Department Expects To Spend 40 Percent Less This Year
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 20, 2013 9:17 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 20, 2013 12:44 PM EDT
Winfield , Putnam County , West Virginia
A health official said the Putnam County Health Department will spend 40 percent less this year now that it's contracted with the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department for clinical services.
The Charleston Gazette reported that Dr. Rahul Gupta, health officer for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, announced the savings at a meeting of his agency's board Thursday.
Financial problems prompted the Putnam health agency to contract with Kanawha-Charleston for clinical services. The board also laid off the department's 12-member staff and vacated its previous location to deal with more than $400,000 in debt.
The Putnam County Health Department opened Monday at a new and less expensive location in Winfield.
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